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OSU Basketball Team Near Barcelona Terror Attack, But Safe


Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

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The Oregon State men’s basketball team is staying at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians Thursday.

Oregon State issued a statement that said everyone in the team’s traveling party is safe. The Beavers are currently on a five-game tour of Spain.

Assistant coach Gregg Gottlieb posted to Facebook: “We are all luckily OK. Our hotel/restaurant is located right on Las Ramblas. This tragedy happened right in front of us as our team just sat down for pre-game meal. Thoughts and prayers for all those that are were hurt.”

Spanish police have confirmed they are investigating the incident in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district as a terror attack. The area is a popular summer tourist spot.

Oregon State said it has not yet determined the remaining schedule for the team, which was supposed to be on the exhibition tour until Aug. 25.

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